The Ibis: Transformations in a Twentieth Century British Natural History Journal

  title={The Ibis: Transformations in a Twentieth Century British Natural History Journal},
  author={Kristin Johnson},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • Kristin Johnson
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The contents of the British Ornithologists' Union's journal, The Ibis, during the first half of the 20th century illustrates some of the transformations that have taken place in the naturalist tradition. Although later generations of ornithologists described these changes as logical and progressive, their historical narratives had more to do with legitimizing the infiltration of the priorities of evolutionary theory, ecology, and ethology than analyzing the legacy of the naturalist tradition on… 

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